"When I read Rosenberg's' Myth of the 20th Century, it was a chore."
That's because the book was written by a man whose intellectual level far exceeds yours.
"A long, boring unoriginal philosophy book..."
That's nothing but a cheap shot. Grow up little man.
"...written by a war criminal."
LIE. Rosenberg committed no "war crimes." That's only what he was falsely charged with and found 'guilty' of by that kangaroo court in Nuremberg.
Alfred Rosenberg had never occupied a military post, directed a military operation, nor ordered any one killed. That is a FACT
The actual war criminals were the absolutely ruthless partisans (read: terrorists) on the Eastern front and those rapacious Red Army brutes who raped 2 million German and non-German women on their march to Berlin and in the aftermath of the war. Also, the so-called Allied "liberators" in the American and British planes with orders to deliberately target and carpet-bomb (as well as firebomb, e.g., Dresden, a true holocaust) German civilian population centers (non-military targets--a war crime!) murdering hundreds of thousands if not millions of innocent non-military German men, women and children.
"The fight against Germany has now been waged for months by every Jewish community, on every conference, in all labor unions and by every single Jew in the world. There are reasons for the assumption that our share in this fight is of general importance. We shall start a spiritual and material war of the whole world against Germany. Germany is striving to become once again a great nation, and to recover her lost territories as well as her colonies. But our Jewish interests call for the complete destruction of Germany..." - (Jew) Vladimir Jabotinsky, in Mascha Rjetsch (January, 1934)
"The war wasn't only about abolishing fascism, but to conquer sales markets. We could have, if we had intended so, prevented this war from breaking out without doing one shot, but we didn't want to." --Winston Churchill to Truman (Fultun, USA March 1946)
"Hitler and the German people didn't want this war. We didn't answer Hitler's various petitions for peace. Now we have to admit that he was right." - Sir Hartley Shawcross, British chief-accuser in Nuremberg
June 17, 2007 Subject:
Definitely worth a download
When I read Rosenberg's' Myth of the 20th Century, it was a chore. A long, boring unoriginal philosophy book written by a war criminal. I couldn't wait to finish it. When I read these memoirs, more properly, these meditations and notes written before the man was hanged, I couldn't put them down, figuratively speaking.
From Rosenberg's arrival in Munich as a refugee from Soviet Russia, right up to his imprisonment by the Allies, this makes fascinating reading. There are character portraits of almost all the Nazi leaders, by some one who really knew them. The mood of Germany after the first World War, and the desperation people felt when they were looking for a "savior" is vividly recounted.
Most poignant of all are the passages when he reflects on what went wrong and why. There is one point, immediately before the fall of Berlin when he is conferencing with Arthur Axmann and they wonder: Were did we go wrong? Was our idea always wrong, or did we just loose our way somewhere? Like a Trotskyite, he blames the failure of the revolution on the people were became powerful after the revolution, particularly Goebbels, Himmler and Bormann, for betraying its original ideal and leading it to ruin. He makes interesting observations on how Nazi Germany became a "theatreocracy" with things like the book burnings and the "Heils".
Significantly, he frankly admits, twice and in clear, unambiguous language, the reality of the Final Solution and what it was. However, he claims that this was all the work of Himmler and Heydrich, the extremists, and was not "true" National Socialism. Certainly, he says, the people who prepared the country ideologically for such a catastrophe can't be blamed.